31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey maker

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Family-friendly places like S Rim Trail and Castle Geyser will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park attractions planning site.

Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bozeman in March: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 2°C and lows are around -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip maker.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The adventure continues: meet the residents at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at White House, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Little River Road and Ramsey Cascades. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, hike along Alum Cave Trail, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail make great kid-friendly stops. On the 10th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Lipan Point, and take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (19°C), and nights are cooler (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kids will enjoy Half Dome and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online route builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 17°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are warmer (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 21st (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seattle sightseeing planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Swiftcurrent Falls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in April, with highs in Glacier National Park at 15°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.